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Three Things I Learned on My Hockey Hiatus

  The worst part of no Twitter, missing out on Ron Wilson’s shenanigans. How cool is Ron Wilson? I had some time off from work during the holidays and was going to be away from home for a week. I decided that it was as good as a time than any to take a vacation…

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LEAVE KADRI ALONE!

When the Tampa Bay Lightning tied the score at 2-2 it came as a result of a lightning counterstrike, aided by a lucky bounce, and was right on the heels of one of Nazem Kadri’s best shifts as a professional. I don’t know why but Greg Millen decided that this goal was entirely the fault…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – RUSSIA

  For the sixth time in the last eight years Canada will face off against the Russians in the medal round of the World Junior Championship. Canada is 15-11-2 vs. Russia/USSR going back to 1982 (the first year for the Canadian National Junior Team) but the only thing that matters right now avenging a 5-3…

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Nation Radio – December 31, 2011

    We close out the holiday season with an extended visit from Nation writer and all around swell chap Jonathan Willis. Lowetide also adds his own thoughts to the mix on where the Oilers may be headed and we make a short stop in Winnipeg to see how the fans are enjoying the suddenly red…

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Contributions From The Back End

In my last article, I wrote about how the Leafs have allowed significantly more goals so far this season than last, but that this year, the Leafs’ forwards have compensated by scoring a whole lot more. The truth is, I should have said that the team has scored more goals than last year – it…

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The Leafs’ D So Far

This year for the Maple Leafs Annual (may it R.I.P.) my contribution was a preview of the Leafs’ defence. I predicted then that they would be marginally better than last year’s incarnation, with the addition of Cody Franson taking Brett Lebda’s place as the extra defender, and John-Michael Liles filling Tomas Kaberle’s shoes more or…